S: Opening Of Milano Building Feb. 2014
FC: The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens | The Opening of the Milano Building | February 10 - 17, 2014
1: The name Milano joins the already named Piazza and Valencia buildings. In keeping with the Italian theme of the campus, the following name changes became official in February, 2014: Orchard will now be Sequoia Evergreen is now Tuscany Pear is to be known as Tivoli Tulip is Tulipano Hawthorne is Antonella The Village is now Villagio | THE MILANO BUILDING The "dig" for the parking garage began in May of 2012. No significant delays occurred. The major obstacle came when the city nixed plans to dig a new well. The courtyard intended for the east side of the building -- with the apartments in a U-shape around it -- was reconfigured for the south. | Doug Pancake, Architects of Newport Beach, CA. Quiring General, General Contractor
3: On Monday, Harvey Knight made history: the first person to move in the new building! Here, he is greeted by Director of Facilities, Tom Wall. | The movers experience some long hallways
4: Jim Echols moved in on Tuesday. He joins Harvey Knight on the third floor. Every day there's a different moving van. North side landscaping is complete.
5: Ray and Jo Dull move in and now call #321 their home. Granddaughter Emily Dull joined them for the day.
6: Stan and Dolores Quebe moved on Thursday to #327. | Roof tops across Milano | The new front gates will be in use in a few weeks | Photographs of Venetian canals grace this hallway.
7: Top: Southwest view of Milano building. Bottom: Commons room on 3rd floor has a kitchen & balcony! | Lois Johnson arrived on Friday to her second floor apartment, #208
8: Martin Nelsen, shown with grandson Brandon Sanchez, moved on Saturday to second floor, #206. | The Gentle Transitions team helps ease the process for Mr. Nelsen. | Right: This truck was on hand for a couple of days . Elevator "surprises" the first week were finally resolved!
9: Move-in Coordinator, Diana Schweitzer, presents a gift pack to Joan Veith, who became a resident on the holiday, 2/17. | Team members Brian Price, Wendy Cornelius, Sally Behling, Rita Sanchez, Sheri Hardy, & Cody Deschenes are on hand.
11: As residents moved in, workman were still completing the final touches. Landscapers fill the planter beds over the underground garage on the south side.
12: All residents were invited to view the building at the end of that first, move-in week. Three apartments were open and one was nicely decorated by Diana Schweitzer. Navigating the hallways to ind the 3 elevators, the common rooms and various doors made for quite the adventure. | MODEL APARTMENT
13: As the week ended the pear tree (see front cover -- pyrus kawakamii) had lost most of its blossoms and appeared in full leaf | We look forward to our new security! | The move-ins continue . . . . It has been a wonderful week!